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Contemporary Arts Center brings Barcelona-based culture fest back to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cincinnati will be a hot spot on the international creative scene March 6 thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center’s efforts to bring the world-famous creative conference, OFFF, back to the city for round two (OFFF first made a Cincinnati stop in 2011).  

New Vistas

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
This week marks the opening Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 37th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays. First up is Meredith McDonough’s The Delling Shore, about two rival authors and their daughters, a work in which words become weapons.  

Anything Goes for Bawdy Comic Amy Schumer

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Big things are happening for comedian Amy Schumer. The talented comic, most widely known for her run on Last Comic Standing and the roasts of both Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr, is about to debut her own sketch comedy show called Inside Amy Schumer  

VisuaLingual's Cincinnati-centric Products Garner National Attention

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
It was the ever-evolving OTR landscape of empty lots and abandoned Italianate buildings that inspired Michael Stout to create what is arguably VisuaLingual’s most recognizable product — muslin vegetation bundles called “Seed Bombs.”
  

Million Dollar Quartet (Review)

Great balls of fire!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
If you're a fan of the early days of Rock & Roll, you'll be in heaven if you go to see the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet. It's really more of a concert with dead-on impersonations of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley than a traditional Broadway show.  

Epic Theater

CCM takes on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's acclaimed dark comedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Premiered in Berlin in 1928, The Threepenny Opera is an iconic work, the creation of composer Kurt Weill and poet/dramatist Bertolt Brecht, and opens a two-weekend run at CCM as part of its Kurt Weill festival, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.  

European Real Estate Nets Millions for CAM

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Heiress Marjorie Schiele studied and practiced art and befriended early-to-mid 20th century European avant-gardists. She also, later in life (she died at age 95 in 2008), decided to leave her estate to the Cincinnati Art Museum.  

Leveling Up (Review)

Boundaries between fantasy, reality blur in Deborah Laufer's modern script

1 Comment · Monday, February 18, 2013
Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer has found a vein of universality in her new play, Leveling Up, using the world of online gaming in which players vie for higher levels of power and accomplishment, as a metaphor for growing up.  

Dangerous Liaisons (Review)

Seductive drama triumphs with beautiful design and humor

2 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
In Hampton’s 1985 play, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont are manipulative aristocrats in 18th-century France who spend their time seducing scores of people and plotting to destroy anyone who embarrasses or rejects them.  

Young Women Take on Age-Old Issues of Image, Identity

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The teen and twentysomething artists of After the Fall, Women Representing Women are just beginning to explore what being a woman means. I’m twice their average age, but I can relate. I am still sorting out questions of feminine beauty and identity.  

Cincinnati Ballet's 'Romeo & Juliet' Brings Perfect Partnerships

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Partnering gets taken to the next level in Cincinnati Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet this weekend. Not only has much of the choreography changed since the company premiered this production five years ago, but the people involved have also evolved.
  

Keep Covington Awesome

Northern Kentuckians promote neighborhood spirit with quirky collective

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A group of Covington denizens known as The Awesome Collective of Covington preceded the "Kentucky Kicks Ass" slogan campaign when they came up with their own strategy to let people know how remarkable their peculiar town of 40,000 people truly is.
  

When the Rain Stops Falling (Review)

Decline and fall

2 Comments · Monday, February 11, 2013
This dense, provocative script is a challenging work, but director Brian Isaac Phillips has staged it beautifully with nine excellent actors who are breathtakingly powerful in a complex tale that spans 80 years and four generations of two intricately interwoven families.  

Water Is the Core of AEC's Collaborative, International Exhibit

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Domino 02: Aqua, an exhibition at Covington’s Artisans Enterprise Center (AEC), features an “international collaboration” by 12 artists, each one creating a painting on half of two canvases, which are then distributed to another artist to finish the other side.  

Rising To The Top

Deborah Laufer explores big questions with playwriting

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Playwright Deborah Laufer loves to tell stories. “I think what theater does,” she told CityBeat recently, “is bring people together to contemplate what it means to be human at this point in time. It’s a place to ask all the big questions..."